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NFT: Metro North to Metlife

tentboy : 11/13/2017 10:24 am
I am looking into possibly taking the MetroNorth line to NYC then taking a train to Metlife this Sunday, for those of you who have done it, what was your experience, was it worth it as opposed to driving and parking? Did it avoid traffic, do the trains run pretty regularly?
tent  
yupbjac27 : 11/13/2017 10:41 am : link
I have always done the following:

1- Penn Station to Seacaucus
2- Taxi from Seacaucus to MetLife ($15-20); get the cab drivers number and ask if they are working in the evening.
3- Post Game - reverse above.

Reasons I have for doing this - the rail to Metlife at earliest gets there 2 hrs before kickoff. If you are meeting up with a group to tailgate the 2 hrs flies by and you dont get to experience the tailgate. Post game- the lines for the train blow (might be different given attendance or lack thereof for this week) and they run for 45 minutes-1hr after game completes which doesnt allow you to go back to tailgating or hanging out after. If you merely just want to go to the game and back home right after then ignore all of the above and take the train
thank you!  
tentboy : 11/13/2017 10:55 am : link
does the train start as soon as the game is over, or will it start one hour before the game ends?
If you're on the New Haven line,  
Mad Mike : 11/13/2017 11:02 am : link
Metro North says there's a train that goes directly to Seacaucus, so you don't have to get off at Grand Central and then get to Penn Station. No idea of the details, but that would probably save you a lot of hassle.
I fear Tentboy may be the only Giants fan there Sunday  
GiantBlue : 11/13/2017 11:09 am : link
Kidding...........but barely.
RE: If you're on the New Haven line,  
DonQuixote : 11/13/2017 11:20 am : link
In comment 13689825 Mad Mike said:
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Metro North says there's a train that goes directly to Seacaucus, so you don't have to get off at Grand Central and then get to Penn Station. No idea of the details, but that would probably save you a lot of hassle.


Are you sure about that? My understanding is that all the trains east of the Hudson go to grand central, which means you have to get over to Penn Station (cab, subway, walk) just to get another train to NJ.

OP, where are you coming from?
RE: RE: If you're on the New Haven line,  
Ron from Ninerland : 11/13/2017 11:39 am : link
In comment 13689870 DonQuixote said:
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In comment 13689825 Mad Mike said:


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Metro North says there's a train that goes directly to Seacaucus, so you don't have to get off at Grand Central and then get to Penn Station. No idea of the details, but that would probably save you a lot of hassle.



Are you sure about that? My understanding is that all the trains east of the Hudson go to grand central, which means you have to get over to Penn Station (cab, subway, walk) just to get another train to NJ.

OP, where are you coming from?
. Here it is. They didn't have this kind of shit when I lived there.
New Haven Line Direct service to MetLife - ( New Window )
The bus from port authoirty  
Sonic Youth : 11/13/2017 12:27 pm : link
is much, much easier/quicker.
As Sonic said  
Dave on the UWS : 11/13/2017 12:39 pm : link
The bus from P.
The bus  
Dave on the UWS : 11/13/2017 12:41 pm : link
From P.A. Is quick (20!min) and cheap. Drops you right at the stadium.
RE: The bus from port authoirty  
Rover : 11/13/2017 9:20 pm : link
In comment 13690060 Sonic Youth said:
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is much, much easier/quicker.

How? Trains=no traffic.
the New Haven run stops at Grand Central  
JonC : 11/14/2017 8:22 am : link
Easiest route is the bus from the Port Authority, just walk or shuttle from Grand Central to PA.
The trains to/from Secaucus  
JonC : 11/14/2017 8:30 am : link
are slow and run a roundabout route, on NJ time. It's slow.

The bus from PA dumps directly into the Lincoln tunnel and you're in the stadium lot within 15 minutes consistently.
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